Features by Sally Herships

Gamestop is dropping off the leaderboard

Brick-and-mortar shops are finding new ways stay competitive.
Posted In: video games, earnings report
Ippudo Ramen restaurant

Etiquette and rituals rule in Japan's business culture

Foreign firms best learn their way around a simple 'yes' before making a deal.
Posted In: Japan, hospitality, business, social behavior
At Toto's Tokyo showroom

A toilet for all techies

Can U.S. consumers take all that Japanese gadgetry sitting down?
Posted In: Japan, Toilets, japan economy
Ads can target consumers based on their previous Internet searches through online shopping platforms such as

Big data is following you

Cookies let retailers compile a dossier on shoppers — and resend the same ads.
Posted In: big data, advertisements, websites
Two Samsung affiliates are preparing to merge.

Chaebol versus the shareholders

There’s a serious challenge to the all-powerful family that controls Samsung.
Posted In: samsung, hedge funds, shareholders

Training is in short supply for police forces

Professional development is lacking, experts say, but costs can be prohibitory.
Posted In: police, policing, mentally ill, mental illness
Washington D.C. Police Officer Debra Domino models a body camera before a press conference at City Hall in Washington, D.C. Some say that the number of private police vs. public ones is a growing problem.

Accountability at question in private policing

Security guards outnumber government officers 3-to-2, but most have less training.
Posted In: police, private police, Crime
A look at some of the merchandising available at Hillary Clinton's online shop.

The merch tells the mood

Constrained or confident? Campaign T-shirts and onsies can say a lot about that.
Posted In: presidential candidates, merchandise, brands
The U.S. is looking to Europe to import eggs amid shortage.

The U.S. is facing an egg-tastrophe

The nation’s poultry industry is facing an unprecedented avian flu epidemic, which has led to a shortage.
Posted In: avian flu, eggs, imports

David Letterman wears the pants at Worldwide Pants

The production company was crucial when Letterman moved to CBS two decades ago.
Posted In: David Letterman, late night, late night talk shows, CBS, NBC


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